Wireless broadband plays a vital role in public safety since it helps provide situational awareness for public safety entities in cases of emergency. Wireless broadband is majorly used by the emergency service organizations including fire services and medical services due to the urgent need for effective wireless communication. Moreover, wireless broadband helps in multiple applications including video surveillance & monitoring, automatic vehicle tracking, geographic information system (GIS), and others.
The adoption of wireless broadband by emergency responders such as firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and others is expected to fuel the global wireless broadband in public safety market growth. For instance, in March 2019, Motorola Solutions, a data communication company collaborated with Sierra Wireless, a communication equipment company to deliver long-term evolution (LTE) wireless broadband communication for first responders such as firefighters, and others to securely share data at the scene of an incident.
Furthermore, growing number of social media users, internet users, and mobile phone users is expected to boost wireless broadband usage for public safety. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights Analysis, it is observed that in Japan, there were 117.4 million internet user in January 2021. The number of internet users increased by 890 thousand (+0.8%) between 2020 and 2021. Thus, increased number of internet users is expected to boost adoption of wireless broadband in public safety market over the forecast period (2021-2028).
However, lack of inadequate funding for advanced technologies for public safety in emerging economies such as Brazil and others is expected to hamper growth of the global wireless broadband in public safety market.
Global Wireless Broadband in Public Safety Market Taxonomy
On the basis of type, the global wireless broadband in public safety market is segmented into:
- Fixed Wireless Broadband
- Mobile Wireless Broadband
- Satellite Wireless Broadband
On the basis of application, the global wireless broadband in public safety market is segmented into:
- Video Surveillance & Monitoring
- Automatic Vehicle Locating
- Incident Scene Management
On the basis of end user, the global wireless broadband in public safety market is segmented into:
- Police Department
- Fire Department
- Emergency Medical Service Providers
On the basis of region, the global wireless broadband in public safety market is segmented into:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
Major players operating in the global wireless broadband in public safety market include AT&T Inc., Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., Nokia Corporation, RADWIN, Sierra Wireless, U.S. Cellular. Verizon Communications Inc., and ZTE Corporation.